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Charges dropped in railroad crossing mishap

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Charges have been dropped against a 74-year-old Pulaski man accused of damaging a rail-crossing arm in August. According to court records, charges against Donald Ted…

Radford resident named member of Virginia Tech’s Marching Virginians

BLACKSBURG – Dylan Tuck, a sophomore from Radford, Va., majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was selected to be a member of the…

AP sources: Obama to allow sale of canceled plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under…

Shoeboxes packing joy, not shoes, for Christmas

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Grab a shoebox or two and get ready to fill them with Christmas joy as Pulaski County residents try to meet a goal of collecting…

YMCA over halfway to fundraising goal

Cindy Southern, chairperson for the Hensel Eckman YMCA’s sustaining campaign “We Need Each Other,” recently reported that the YMCA had achieved 60 percent of its $100,000 goal by Nov. 9.…

Atmos: expect ‘slightly higher’ heating bills

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Atmos Energy Corporation announced Friday that the natural gas bills of most of its Virginia utility customers could be “slightly higher” than last winter. The…

November is Caregivers Month in Pulaski

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Mayor Jeff Worrell signed a proclamation this week recognizing November as National Family Caregivers Month in the town of Pulaski. The proclamation recognizes the…

YMCA over halfway to fundraising goal

Cindy Southern, chairperson for the Hensel Eckman YMCA’s sustaining campaign “We Need Each Other,” recently reported that the YMCA had achieved 60 percent of its $100,000 goal by Nov. 9.…

Brush Mountain Data Center open house to showcase new launches

Blacksburg – Brush Mountain Data Center will be hosting an open house and ribbon cutting Dec. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lakeview Conference Room at 2200…

America Recycles Day to be celebrated Nov. 15

BLACKSBURG – Friday, Nov. 15, Virginia Tech will celebrate America Recycles Day, a national campaign to raise awareness to schools, universities, and community groups on the importance of recycling. Hosted…